Points of Pride lists faculty, student and alumni achievements. It is accumulated and produced three times a year, generally in January, March, and October.
Grants and Awards
The following faculty received Hixson-Lied Faculty Presentation of Scholarly/Creative Activity Grants in February:
- Ariel Bybee, School of Music, $1,150, Performance as concert soloist and master class conductor as part of the 11th Annual American Festival Tour in China.
- Santiago Cal, Department of Art and Art History, $790, Participation as an Artist in the 11th Annual Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba.
- William Grange, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, $510, Presentation at the Comparative Drama Conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
- Peter Lefferts, School of Music, $700, Presentation at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting in Boston.
- Glenn Nierman, School of Music, $600, Presentation of a paper at the MENC Biennial Meeting in Salt Lake City.
- Sandra Williams, Department of Art and Art History, $1,225, Support her solo exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery at Southern Oregon University.
- Robert Woody, School of Music, $710, Two presentations at the MENC Biennial Meeting in Salt Lake City.
- Brenda Wristen, School of Music, $860, Presentation at the Performing Arts Medicine Symposium in conjunction with the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
- Brenda Wristen, School of Music, $680, Presentation at the MTNA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.
The following faculty received Hixson-Lied Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grants in March:
- Francisco Souto, Department of Art and Art History, $3,000, "Mezzotint as Testimony."
- Aaron Holz, Department of Art and Art History, $5,000, 'Painting Hybrids.'
Scott Anderson, Associate Professor of Trombone, performed with a number of ensembles including the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, where he played lead trombone on a new NETV production on the evolution of swing music in Nebraska. Filming was done at the historic Sokol Theatre in Omaha. He premiered Michael Colgrass' Mystic with a Credit Card for trombone and synthesizer with the New Music Agency at a January concert and received an invitation to guest conduct two trombone choirs at the Siouxland Trombone Festival in February. Anderson presented his faculty solo recital at UNL which featured trombone works from the Paris Conservatory, and the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet presented their on-campus recital featuring guest artists Jay Wise and Mary Bircher on works by Rayner Brown and Ingolf Dahl. The quintet is made of the brass faculty at the School of Music.
John Bailey, Larson Professor of Flute, was the featured artist for the Las Vegas Flute Festival at the University of Las Vegas in March. He gave a recital, two masterclasses and a lecture on flute history.
Carolyn Barber, Associate Professor and Director of Bands, presented a session at the 2006 College Band Directors National Association Convention in Evanston, Illinois, March 9-11. 'Influencing Sound: Revising Pedagogical Practices to Improve Conductor Efficacy' focused on the pitfalls of contemporary conducting instruction, and suggested an alternative physics-based approach based upon Barber's recent research and writings.
Paul Barnes, Associate Professor of Piano, recently taught for distinguished professor of Music Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. Barnes was on the campus of IU from January 25-29 and taught Pressler's entire piano studio and gave a masterclass. On February 12, Barnes performed a solo recital featuring works of Albeniz, Mozart, Glass, and Barber on the Mostly Music series in Chicago. While in Chicago, on February 14, Barnes gave a lecture/recital on symbolism in music for the music students of Northeastern Illinois University. Barnes was also a featured clinician in the Omaha Conservatory's Spring Workshop held on March 3-4 in Omaha. Barnes performed Mozart in a faculty recital and gave master classes to pianists in the Omaha region.
Ron Bartels, Associate Professor of Art, had his lenticular print work selected for inclusion in a show devoted to university professors from five different countries and 16 universities. Bartels' work, "Inside Out" and "From Here in Time" was selected for exhibition in the Digital Media category. The exhibition, "New Generation 2005: The International Exhibition of Professors in Graphic Design" was hosted by Sangmyung University, Anseo-dong, Chonan, Chungchongnam-do, South Korea. His lenticular print works were two of 40 works selected for the exhibition from 235 entrants. Bartels' lenticular print, 'Another Viewpoint II' was selected by juror Samantha Rippner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, for the SUMEI International Juried Print Exhibition 2006. The gallery exhibition at SUMEI Multidisciplinary Arts Center in Newark, N.J., opens April 1 through May 27. More information can be found at www.sumei.org.
Peter Bouffard, Lecturer in Music, was commissioned by Abendmusik to arrange a piece for large brass ensemble and percussion for their February concert at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln. He was also commissioned by Nebraska ETV to write an arrangement for a documentary entitled 'Hard Times Swing.' In March, he was a featured performer and clinician at the Nebraska Jazz Festival. , Associate Professor of Art, had his lenticular print work selected for inclusion in a show devoted to university professors from five different countries and 16 universities. Bartels' work, 'Inside Out' and 'From Here in Time' was selected for exhibition in the Digital Media category. The exhibition, 'New Generation 2005: The International Exhibition of Professors in Graphic Design' was hosted by Sangmyung University, Anseo-dong, Chonan, Chungchongnam-do, South Korea. His lenticular print works were two of 40 works selected for the exhibition from 235 entrants. Bartels' lenticular print, 'Another Viewpoint II' was selected by juror Samantha Rippner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, for the SUMEI International Juried Print Exhibition 2006. The gallery exhibition at SUMEI Multidisciplinary Arts Center in Newark, N.J., opens April 1 through May 27. More information can be found at http://www.sumei.org.
Stan Brown, Associate Professor of Theatre, taught workshops at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec, in February.
Mark Clinton, Associate Professor of Piano, appeared with the recently formed "Trio Nuovo" on the Kimball Hall stage on February 5. He joined Lincoln Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Anton Miller and Associate Professor of Cello Karen Becker in a recital featuring the "Ghost" Trio (op. 70, no. 1) by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Piano Trio in D minor by Anton Arensky. Two days later, Clinton presented a recital with Larson Professor of Flute John Bailey featuring works for flute and piano by Blumer, LaMontaine and Heiden. On February 15, he appeared on the Kimball Hall stage with mezzo-soprano Anne Donnadieu, cellist Karen Becker, and the Chiara String Quartet in a recital of works by Brahms, Chausson, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Thomas, Weill and Oscar Straus. On March 23, Clinton will be the featured guest soloist with the Moran Quintet in a Kimball Hall performance of the Sextet for Winds and Piano by Czech composer Bohuslav Martin'.
William Grange, Professor of Theatre, has been appointed to the Fulbright-University of Vienna Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences. His tenure begins in March 2007.
Kevin Hanrahan, Assistant Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy, has been selected for a poster presentation at the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention this July.
Joseph Kraus, Professor of Music Theory, has been named by the College Board to the National Test Development Committee for Advanced Placement Music Theory Examination.
Tammy Meneghini-Stalker, Senior Lecturer in Theatre, received her Fitzmaurice Certification in voicework in January.
Giacomo M. Oliva, Professor and Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, served as judge for the University of Illinois School of Music Concerto Competition on April 9.
Alison Stewart, Associate Professor of Art History, had her recent book reviewed in the College Art Association (CAA) Reviews online.
The Nebraska Trombone Ensemble was invited to perform at the Siouxland Trombone Festival at Morningside College. The ensemble premiered a new arrangement of Frank Zappa's Peaches en Regalia by UNL Composer-in-Residence Randall Snyder.
Caitlin Applegate (MFA Art) had an exhibition with Matt Hilker at the Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln during March.
Andrew Binkard (BME junior) won the John Shildneck Solo Competition through the Lincoln Municipal Band. He will perform the T-Bone Concerto by Johann DeMeij with the Lincoln Municipal Band throughout the month of March. John Shildneck, a former conductor of the band, began the tradition of inviting younger musicians to solo with the band.
Sean Burton (DMA) recently published his performance edition of Palestrina's Gaude Gloriosa for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir with Colla Voce Music, Inc.
Adrienne Dickson (DMA) won the State preliminary audition in the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Artist Award competition and will be Nebraska's representative in the West Central Regional Competition to be held April 8 in Wichita.
Joseph Pintz (MFA Art) has been awarded the Lincoln Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. This highly competitive prize, consisting of a $5,000 award and a one-year residency at the Foundation in Helena, Montana, is awarded annually to a ceramic artist who demonstrates exceptional merit and promise.
Fred Scott (BA music senior) has been accepted into the graduate program of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University to pursue a Masters in Music in music technology.
Egle Uljas (BM freshman), Richard Fountain (DMA) and Elizabeth Grimpo (DMA), all students of Associate Professor Paul Barnes, performed with the UNL Orchestra on March 9 as winners of the UNL Concerto Competition.
Nancy Vogt (DMA) has been named a Production Coordinator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, beginning in the summer of 2006. Her duties include orientation, supervision and evaluation of more than 300 faculty, scheduling auditions, rehearsals, classes, performances and presentations for approximately 5,000 campers, supervising custodial and production staff, and serving as announcer for faculty, camper, staff and guest performances.
Susan J. Brasch (BFA Ed 1972) will have an exhibition of paintings entitled "Shades of Light" at the Burkholder Project May 1-31.
Jeff Fisher (BFA 1975) has a solo exhibition of digital prints at the Nebraska Governor's Residence in Lincoln from March 14-April 14. The gallery space is located on the lower level. He also has a 'Digital Collage' exhibition at the Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso in Lincoln through March 31.
Ben Johnson (BFA Art 2005) has been accepted into the MFA program in sculpture at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque.
Catherine Meier (BFA 2005) has been accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Michigan. Her animated film, "A Time to Speak," was named Best Nebraska Short at the Omaha Film Festival in March.
Karen Janovy, Curator of Education of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, received the Governor's Arts Award for excellence in arts education. She was also a co-presenter with Jean Detlefsen on "Art History: An Introduction in Two Days" at the National Art Education Conference March 22 in Chicago.